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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


Trefoil supports the interests of children and young people with special needs, including physical disability, caring obligations, other disadvantage or learning and psycho-social needs to foster their independence, confidence and assertiveness.

They will in particular consider funding for:

  • projects promoting education, health and social welfare
  • team building activities
  • recreation with an educational element
  • therapeutic activities not core funded by the statutory authorities
  • new development and start up project costs.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Trefoil welcomes applications from formally constituted and registered charities and “not-for-profit” organisations, other than statutory bodies, which are not formally registered as charities. They normally consider applications from organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

The next deadline is to be confirmed. Check the Trefoil website for the most up to date details.

How to apply

Apply online via the Trefoil website.

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Activites funded: Education & training Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Children Care experienced people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Young people

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